President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki / Win McNamee, Getty Images
President Obama will speak at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday about the problems at the Veterans Affairs Department, the White House said.
The president's remarks will come after he meets with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and White House deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors, who has been assigned to look into allegations that delays at VA hospitals have contributed to the deaths of patients.
VA officials have also been accused of altering records to make it appear that wait times have been reduced.
Various accusations have been leveled at VA facilities in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Georgia, Missouri, Texas and Florida.
Nabors will travel to Phoenix later Thursday to meet with VA officials there.
From the Associated Press:
"Nabors was meeting Tuesday in Washington with representatives of several veterans' organizations, including the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, among others. He will meet Thursday with leadership at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center, including with interim director Steve Young,"
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